Shotter (1994: 62-63) describes `Bill', a 'revolving door
treatment failure' who was deluded that he was a grand military
figure. The 'therapist' was able to find a way to converse with
him that brings him back into dialogue with social reality.
Shotter (1994: 68) describes the case of Fraser, a British
oral historian, who was a psychoanalytic client. He eventually
achieved 'insight' into his relation with his mother and his
nurse by talk 'therapy'.